posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 12:55 PM
I agree this is a rather hard thing to understand. But that is how the bible reads. God allows us to regect him, but also chooses who will be
I can only use the Bible as a referance to support the predestination subject.
God in his grace for Christ's sake chose in eternity those who will be saved and predestined them to eternal life (2 Timothy 1:9, Ephesians 1:3-6,
Romans 8:28-30, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 Peter 1:2, Acts 13:48).
God, however, did not predestine anyone to eternal damnation--those who are lost have only themselves to blame (2 Timothy 1:9, 2 Peter 3:9, Ezekiel
33:11, Matthew 23:37, John 3:18-20).
Another thing about prayer, is who gets to decide if a prayer was fufilled, or ignored? I know of a family that thier 3 year old child fell from 30
feet. The child was in ICU for 4 days and every day the mother came and said "James let us pray" the child closed his eyes, folded his hands and
with a weak voice said "yes" on the fifth day the mothers prayer was interrupted by the child saying "And please give us some doughnuts.. with
sprinkles". 3 days later they were able to attend church and in the fellowship afterwards the child cried out "Look, NANA! DOUGHNUTS!"
are you going to tell me that boys prayer wasn't answered?
if anything it gives what every person needs in thier time of greatest need.. hope
[edit on 2/25/2005 by Jehosephat]